George Cables: Icons And Influences
Catalog: HCD 7255
Icons and Influences
Jazz pianists are often judged by the company they keep. Some eventually become soloists and front their own groups, but most have to make their living as accompanists and collaborators, venturing out sporadically for solo or duo performances. George Cables has certainly achieved the highest marks. He toured as part of the famed Art Blakey Jazz Messengers, together with trumpet player Woody Shaw. In the studio again for HighNote, Cables takes a lifetime of experience and distills it into an unhackneyed program of originals, standards and not-so-standards that pays tribute to those artists whose talent, personality and in some cases genius have left their indelible marks on George Cables the man and the musician.